Pairing a grieving robot who starts out in search of revenge for the loss of his father but may instead find enlightenment with a pretty traditional point-and-click adventure makes for a bit of an odd mix but that’s what you get in Ultreia. While there’s still some humor to be found, the emphasis really is more on a moral journey and concepts of forgiveness rather than the fun, certainly making it a refreshing standout even if risking being a bit heavy-handed. The puzzles themselves I’d say are a bit better than average, more often requiring a degree of patience in finding what you need through exploration than situations where you have everything in hand but can’t figure out what combination of things you’ll need to do when and where to progress. Pretty well swerving into its own lane in the adventure space it has novelty on its side but whether or not you’ll dig the tone would be a fair question.
Justin Nation, Score: